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University of Ottawa attacked for making students come to school in the snow

University of Ottawa students looking forward to a snow day were sadly disappointed this morning.

On Wednesday, the university informed students that "campus operations, courses and regular activities continue to be held as scheduled."

They advised students to contact their professors if they found themselves in "exceptional" circumstances.

Ottawa is currently expected to get 20 cm of snowfall, with westerly winds gusting to 50 km/hr around noon. Overnight, temperatures will plunge to -20 C with the windchill.

Mayor Jim Watson even warned all Ottawa residents to work from home on Thursday, saying that it "will help our crews with cleanup, as well as keep our streets safe."

Naturally, University of Ottawa students weren't too happy about classes going ahead.

One student pointed out that the conditions could be dangerous.

Another student was disappointed by the university's disregard for student welfare.

This person was tearing up their acceptance offer.

And this person basically summed up how every student was feeling in a single Tweet.

Other Ontario universities including the University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo will also remain open on Thursday.

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